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I was taught to knit by my mother in my teens in the '70's and I quickly went from that to cross stitch and then needlepoint.

Life goes on to a full time job, marriage, a child and then in ...

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Christmas Hats Collection

from Sheila Zachariae
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Christmas Hats Collection
Christmas Hats Collection Featured in Simply Knitting
Christmas Hats Collection
Christmas Hats Collection
Christmas Hats Collection
Christmas Hats Collection

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round on circular and double point needles
  • Knit two stitches together
  • How to make a pom pom. YouTube link included if you need help!

Pattern Description:

This was a custom design for one of my customers! I loved it so much, that when my church, All Holy Spirit Greek Orthodox Church of Omaha, Nebraska, asked for hats of all sizes for the needy, I couldn't resist!


These hats are not just for Christmas time! Change up the colors to wear all season long! Your fav team colors! Hogwarts goldenrod and maroon! Your school colors or a color to match a winter coat! Don't like the buttons? Crochet little circles, flowers or other embellishments! Five sizes to fit any age noggin!

Great Easter hats for the egg hunt in pastel colors!

Five sizes to fit noggin newborn to 3 years and up!


4 1/2 stitches to one inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size: newborn (1-6 mos, 6-12 mos, 1-2 years, 3 years and up)


  • Yarn: Caron Simply Soft medium weight (4) approx. 360 yards per skein. One in each color of red, green and white.
  • 16" circular needles, US size 7 or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Set of 4 double point needles (dpn) US size 7
  • Stitch marker
  • Sewing needle and white button thread
  • Scrap piece of cardboard 6" wide (for naughty nice hat)

You Will Also Need:

  • Buttons: * 7 or 8 oversized white buttons for Hat #1 and 7 or 8 for Hat #3 * 7 or 8 oversized red buttons for Hat #4
  • Ribbon: * 2 wide 2 yards long red satin ribbon for Hat #2 One spool 1/4 wide ribbon that reads ...naughty nice. I found mine at Michaels

Suggested yarn:

360 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Caron Simply Soft